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Over 35,000 Lives Lost to Air Pollution in the Last Decade: New Report

With the rising population, effects of modernization and globalization, people want to have the best of everything and the urge is leading to the destruction of natural resources, amounting to an enormous increase in pollution of all sorts. Of these, air pollution seems to be a major concern. The environment ministry on Thursday notified that India suffered over 35,000 mortalities ...

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Raw, Rustic Row Over ‘Lady Colour’ by Sharad Yadav Fails to Die down

As expected, the Rajya Sabha on Monday witnessed a furore over Sharad Yadav’s raw remarks on women’s complexion, as  he had to face Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on the subject. The comments created a ruckus in the upper house after union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asked the member to withdraw his comments. The Janata Dal-United chief Sharad Yadav ...

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Conversion row continues to rock Rajya Sabha

The uproar over reported conversions and comments by MPs of the ruling BJP continued to rock the Rajya Sabha for the third consecutive day Wednesday, forcing several adjournments. The opposition was also upset that Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a comment on the issue at a meeting of BJP’s parliamentary party, but did not come to the house. As soon ...

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Mayawati Slams BJP, Says ‘Playing Dalit Card is Not Right’

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the parliament to forgive Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti for her remarks, mentioning “she comes from a rural background,” BSP Chief Mayawati raised her voice against BJP using the term of “dalit woman” and claimed she does not belong to the dalit community. Mayawati alleged that “BJP is playing dalit card”. She said, “BJP ...

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Hate Speech: Opposition Seeks Resignation of Niranjan Jyoti

A day after the Congress party questioned the “culpable silence” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Minister Niranjan Jyoti’s hate speech, Modi warned all his ministers and MPs against using derogatory language and said it won’t be tolerated. The controversy came up ahead of Delhi Assembly polls after Union Minister Jyoti said, “Aapko tay karna hai ki Dilli mein sarkar ...

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RS Passes Bill on judicial Reforms

The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 that was referred by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. The Bill  facilitates establishment of a Commission to appoint judges to higher judiciary. The 99th Constitution Amendment Bill seeks to set up the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) through another bill, replacing the old collegium system of appointing judges in ...

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Sachin to become Rajya Sabha’s nominated member

The Congress-led government has recommended Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as Rajya Sabha’s nominated member, which comes as a belated birthday gift to the legend batsman from Maharashtra. Sachin achieved a historic score of 100 international centuries in March. His name was recommended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday under Article 80 of the Constitution, which provides for nomination of eminent ...

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